In the wake of a recent chemical explosion that ravaged a Hanover-based fertilizer company, the Central Penn Business Journal caught up with Environmental Attorney Alex Chiaruttini of Stock and Leader to discuss the critical nature of such an incident and the importance of proper precautionary planning.
“A business that handles hazardous materials should develop proper spill prevention plans and take steps before a disaster occurs to limit its reach, including proper storage and handling safeguards and buffers and berms to prevent runoff. Even small businesses that are not required to get a stormwater permit should consider incorporating methods of preventing runoff from their facilities,” said Attorney Chiaruttini, who has been practicing environmental law for over 15 years.
Attorney Chiaruttini practices exclusively in the area of environmental law. She provides a wide range of services for clients, including compliance analysis and assistance, permitting, transactional support, and lead representation in environmental litigation. Her work includes Federal and State issues associated with water supply, water rights, and water quality, contamination remediation, HSCA/CERCLA (Superfund) defense, lead-based paint, radiation protection, air permitting and compliance, OSHA compliance, waste issues, and dam safety.